This new contract, which commenced on 1 January 2013 for contracts 10 and 11 and on 1 May 2013 for contract 13, includes a series of enhancements for the network customers: timetable information and notification about delays to services, optimised management crowding on the highly successful Metrobus services as well as improvement in the onboard experience for passengers.
Operator of these contracts located in Sydney’s southern, south western and western suburbs since 1999, Veolia Transdev will manage 350 buses, 60 route services and 300 school services.
Veolia Transdev, present in Australia / New Zealand for 15 years and the third largest operator of urban buses, has grown more than 25% over the past two years as a result of recent contract wins in Sydney, Perth and Auckland.
The Group currently manages several modes including: bus networks in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, suburban trains in Auckland and ferries in Brisbane and in Sydney, where the Group also manages monorail and tramway services. It also provides transportation of employees for industrial clients under its Vivo Connect brand. Veolia Transdev transports approximately 86 million passengers annually, with a fleet of approximately 1,300 vehicles, managed by more than 3,600 employees.
About Veolia Transdev
Born out of the merger of Veolia Transport and Transdev, a subsidiary of Veolia Environment and Caisse des Dépôts, Veolia Transdev is the world’s leading public transport operator.
Veolia Transdev advises and supports regional authorities, from the pre-project stage to the daily operation of public transport networks, including project management assistance. With 102,000 staff in 27 countries, the group operates 60,000 vehicles and 25 tram systems. In 2010, Veolia Transport generated turnover of 7.8 billion euros.